More details released about the May 15 capital project vote

Matthew Monaghan, an architect at SEIdesigngroup, reviewed more specifics of the $14 million May 15 capital project at last night’s Board of Education meeting.

Here is his presentation and a more detailed version given to board members.

As the board heard at the last meeting, the capital project will have a minimal impact on school taxesThe proposed capital project would raise taxes by a net of $14 (+0.44 percent) for the typical homeowner with a $160,000 assessment once the 1999 capital project is repaid.

The capital project vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the B-wing gymnasium at the high school. The community will also consider the 2018-19 budget, bus purchase proposal and elect two members to the Board of Education.

Monaghan reviewed the project by each building. Here’s an overview of his presentation:

High School: $6.918 million (including $1.77 million in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $3.47 million for partial roof replacement and rehabilitation
  • $1.61 million for AV/audio and theatrical lighting upgrades at the auditorium, upgrades to the auditorium bathrooms in B-wing and asbestos removal.
  • $67,500 for miscellaneous abatements in the building
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.

Fields: $5.4 million (including $1.37 million in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $2.158 million for synthetic turf field inside the high school track
  • $221,904 to grade, level and install an irrigation system for the practice football/lacrosse field area southeast of the track
  • $675,964 to grade, level and install an irrigation system for the high school physical education/field hockey/girls and boys lacrosse playfield
  • $565,141 to grade, level and install an irrigation system for the varsity baseball/soccer playfield area
  • $398,198 to grade, level and install an irrigation system for the varsity softball field

Depending on whether construction bids come in lower than expected, the project also has two alternates that may be able to be done:

Alternates: $1.6 million (including $437,981 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $397,262 to rebuild the shot put and discus throw areas and grade, level and install an irrigation system for the practice football/lacrosse area
  • $770,685 to grade, level and install an irrigation system for the middle school physical education area/modified softball/baseball and soccer playfield

Middle School: $1.39 million (including $354,431 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $1.03 million for AV/audio and theatrical lighting upgrades at the auditorium
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.

Glendaal Elementary School: $27,720 (including $6,720 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $10,500 for roof renovations
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.

Glen-Worden Elementary School: $27,720 (including $6,720 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $10,500 for roof renovations
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.

Lincoln Elementary School: $214,830 (including $52,080 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $152,250 for toilet renovations at rooms T05 and T06
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.

Sacandaga Elementary School: $27,720 (including $6,720 in incidental/contingency costs)

  • $10,500 for roof renovations
  • $10,000 for “domestic water lead abatement,” replacing some of the older pipes and fixtures in the building.